Today we’ve added four new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 from All Saints in Roxbury and Sacred Heart in Weymouth. This update adds over 450 pages, and over 79,000 new names to search. The new volumes are:
- All Saints (Roxbury) Baptisms, 1896-1908
- All Saints (Roxbury) Marriages, 1896-1908
- Sacred Heart (Weymouth) Baptisms, 1870-1895
- Sacred Heart (Weymouth) Marriages, 1870-1892
Construction of the All Saints Church in Roxbury started in 1893. This was the thirteenth church erected by Rev. Hugh P. Smyth. The site of All Saints’ Church was formerly part of the estate of Governor Bradley, one of the early governors of the New England colony, whose family occupied it for many years, making it a notable spot in Roxbury.
The Parish of the Sacred Heart was also built by Rev. Hugh P. Smyth. Located at 55 Commercial Street, the construction of this church was started in 1876, and was built to accommodate the growing number of Catholic parishioners who could no longer be accommodated by the Church of St. Francis Xavier in South Weymouth.
The volunteers who indexed All Saints (Roxbury) include; Greta Gaffin, Tate Lehmann, Tim Belgrad, Kathy Oberley, Bob Rainville, Lisa Butler, Matt Murphy, Arlys LaFehr, and Mary Alice Yost. The volunteers who produced Sacred Heart (Weymouth) include; Loretta Brown-Aldrich, Nancy Johnson, Bob Rainville, Rick Lageux, Kim Bonner, Cathy Corricelli, Bernadine Bernavil, Stacey-Rae McCue, Sara Stinson, Kathy Oberley, Amelia Devin Freedman, Matt Murphy, Carolyn Jack, Katherine Marshall-Mayer, Judy Welna, Arlys LaFehr, Mary Alice Yost, Jane Papa, and Katie McNally. If you would like to become part of the team working on rewarding genealogical projects, please contact Rachel Adams, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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